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Meat & Seafood: FISHING FOR IMPROVEMENT

FISHING FOR IMPROVEMENT

From Ocean to Shore and Beyond

In the past nine years, we’ve donated over $360,000 to fishery improvement projects (FIPs). As one of the first to engage our supply chain with nongovernmental organizations in fishery improvement projects, we’ve been able to bring the best our oceans have to offer to our stores and our shoppers, while ensuring this natural resource is protected for future generations.

GROUPER, SNAPPER, AND SWORDFISH IN INDONESIA

We strive to improve the availability of accurate data on catches and bycatch from both artisan fisheries and larger vessels.

GROUPER AND SNAPPER IN THE GULF OF MEXICO

We support efforts to improve stock assessments, obtaining better bycatch and discard data.

PINK SHRIMP IN THE GULF OF MEXICO

We participate in FIPs that aim to ensure the fishermen correctly install bycatch reduction devices and turtle excluder devices to reduce the amount of fish caught in nets and allow turtles to escape the nets unharmed.

SOUTH AMERICAN MAHI-MAHI

We promote the development of evaluation tools to help estimate the status of the mahi-mahi population along the eastern Pacific Ocean.

BLUE SWIMMING CRAB IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS

We support improvements that protect and foster the healthy growth of crab stocks.

SNOW CRAB IN CANADA

We are experimenting with ropeless crab traps that will enable snow crab fishing without endangering the North Atlantic right whales as they migrate through these waters.